Sunki Kim and Misun Yoon
Growth By Getting the Basics Right – Sunki Kim had been a successful stockbroker in Korea for 13 years when Asia was suffered a huge financial crisis in 1997. “All my investments turned to ashes,” says Sunki, who immigrated to Canada with his familyto begin a new life.
Unable to speak English, Sunki had to settle for menial jobs. “Our lives were very difficult then,” says Misun. “We were very frustrated with the reality of what it meant to be an immigrant in a new country.”
For the next six years, they managed to get by, but just barely. Then a friend from Korea told Sunki about the AMWAY™ opportunity. “He was an EDC in Amway Korea and said to me, ‘If you start a business there, I will help you.’”
After much research, Sunki made the phone call that would change their lives forever: “I called my friend and said, ‘I will give it a try. Even though it looks difficult, I want to try.’”
Sunki invited friends and neighbors over every night for a month to show the Plan. “Half of the group would say no, and the other half would say, ‘We don’t exactly understand what you’re saying, but we’ll sign up to help you.’”
Humility leads to understanding
The hardest part for him at first was dealing with so many different kinds of people. “It was challenging to get everyone to work together as a team,” he recalls. But the more humble he became, the easier it was to understand and appreciate the various individuals and personality types. “I had to show that I was confident, even though on the inside, I was so scared!”
Misun joined in the business and together they built a strong network by teaching people how to become profitable early, which is what Sunki’s sponsor taught him.
Their home is filled with AMWAY products. “I look at it as an investment,” says Sunki, who clearly remembers the first check they received for $309. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is real! This business works!’”
Today the couple is grateful to be enjoying the lifestyle they had only dreamed of when they left Korea. “We feel our success has taught our 12-year-old son, Jaemin Kim, many important life lessons, such as developing relationships, business skills, and keeping up with trends in the marketplace,” says Misun.
Reaching Founders Diamond has only increased their desire to do more. “We go back and forth between Korea and North America all the time now,” says Sunki. “We want to help other immigrants who have a dream to find it through the AMWAY business.”
Creating a profitable business is the most important thing; don’t just chase the pin, build a strong network.
The average monthly Gross Income for “active” IBOs was $202.
Approximately 46% of all IBOs were active.
U.S. IBOs were considered “active” in months in 2010 when they attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway IBO Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended an Amway or IBO meeting. “Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus monthly bonuses and cash incentives. It excludes all annual bonuses and cash incentives, and all non-cash awards. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation.
The approximate percentage of Direct Fulfillment IBOs in North America who achieved Emerald status in FY10 was 0.0281%.
Diamond Income Disclosure